Period
to 13 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hounslow with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West London > Hounslow
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 28 21
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 18 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hounslow 5.54% 2.19% 4.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.00% 18.18% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 11
Hounslow median daily rate £540 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £406 £410 £225
90th Percentile £632 £539 £475
West London median daily rate £475 £450 £423
% change year-on-year +5.56% +6.51% +6.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Hounslow median hourly rate £12.00 £10.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.07% - -
West London median hourly rate £12.00 £10.25 -
% change year-on-year +17.07% - -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hounslow with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Hounslow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 60 33 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hounslow 18.46% 12.04% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 15 40
Hounslow median daily rate £470 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.94% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £238 £230
90th Percentile £667 £545 £481
West London median daily rate £429 £403 £405
% change year-on-year +6.46% -0.56% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Hounslow median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -63.64% -
West London median hourly rate £17.38 £25.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -30.50% -24.24% +65.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hounslow

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hounslow.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Hounslow

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Hounslow.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Hounslow

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hounslow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Hounslow over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Hounslow

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hounslow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Hounslow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Hounslow

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Contract Job Locations in Hounslow

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Hounslow region over the 6 months to 13 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Isleworth - 10 £540 - 1
Feltham +5 3 £375 -16.67% 1
Brentford +2 3 £425 -
Chiswick - 2 £410 -
QA
West London

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hounslow region with a requirement for QA.

1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 11 (61.11%) Java
3 11 (61.11%) Acceptance Criteria
4 10 (55.56%) Continuous Delivery
4 10 (55.56%) Open Source
4 10 (55.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (55.56%) NoSQL
4 10 (55.56%) High Availability
4 10 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (55.56%) Microservices
4 10 (55.56%) Linux
4 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (55.56%) TDD
4 10 (55.56%) Pair Programming
5 9 (50.00%) Games
6 8 (44.44%) JUnit
6 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
6 8 (44.44%) Grails
6 8 (44.44%) Groovy
6 8 (44.44%) User Stories
6 8 (44.44%) Cucumber
7 7 (38.89%) BDD
7 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
7 7 (38.89%) Mockito
7 7 (38.89%) Scala
7 7 (38.89%) Splunk
7 7 (38.89%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (38.89%) logstash
7 7 (38.89%) DevOps

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (38.89%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (11.11%) CMS
2 2 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) NoSQL
2 7 (38.89%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Cucumber
1 8 (44.44%) JUnit
2 7 (38.89%) IntelliJ
2 7 (38.89%) Mockito
3 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) Jasmine
4 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (5.56%) Protractor
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 9 (50.00%) Games
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
1 10 (55.56%) Java Developer
2 9 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 9 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Tester
4 3 (16.67%) QA Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Delivery Project Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Games Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Manual Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery Project Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Software Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Software Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (5.56%) QA Manual Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Validation Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Video On Demand Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Grails
2 7 (38.89%) Dropwizard
2 7 (38.89%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (38.89%) RESTful
2 7 (38.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.11%) Over-the-Top Content
2 2 (11.11%) PMI
2 2 (11.11%) Video on Demand
3 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.56%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 11 (61.11%) Acceptance Criteria
4 10 (55.56%) Continuous Delivery
4 10 (55.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (55.56%) High Availability
4 10 (55.56%) Microservices
4 10 (55.56%) Open Source
4 10 (55.56%) Pair Programming
4 10 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (55.56%) TDD
5 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
5 8 (44.44%) User Stories
6 7 (38.89%) BDD
6 7 (38.89%) DevOps
6 7 (38.89%) Domain-Driven Design
6 7 (38.89%) Kanban
7 2 (11.11%) Matrix Management
7 2 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) Groovy
3 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
3 7 (38.89%) Kotlin
3 7 (38.89%) Scala
3 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Go
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
1 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (5.56%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Grafana
1 7 (38.89%) Kibana
1 7 (38.89%) logstash
2 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) AppDynamics
1 7 (38.89%) Splunk
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Sitecore